Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and is renowned for being a beautiful summer resort. It's one of the largest and lushest islands steeped in myths, legends and history with fossils having been found on the island that date back to the Palaeolithic period.
Boat hire in Zakynthos is a great way to see the island from another perspective and allows you to explore the popular sandy beaches such as; Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi which offer swimming and water sports.
Itinerary ideas in Zakynthos
Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs and it definitely one for your itinerary. If vino is your thing then make sure you discover Ionian wine varietals with an island vineyard tour and finish the day off by watching the breathtaking sunset over the Temple of Poseidon.
On the island in Zakynthos
The majority of the shops in Zakynthos are gathered close to the capital of the island. There are leather shops, jewellers and numerous amounts of good quality products.
You’ll find these products cheaper than in other European countries so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to browse. There are various shops selling fine examples of hand-woven textiles and embroideries with intricate designs, objects of all kinds carved out of olive wood, silver utensils and delicacies can be found in the capital of the island as well as in many other resorts.
Don't leave before tasting the famous Zakynthos "mandolato" or nougat; it's a real treat.
Other things to buy from Zakynthos are local cheese, honey and wine.
The climate in Zakynthos
Zakynthos's climate is warm and temperate. The rain in Zakynthos falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. In Zakynthos, the average annual temperature is 18.5 °C. Precipitation here averages 937 mm.
How to get to your boat rental in Zakynthos
The airport of Zakynthos island is located on the southern side of the island, in the region of Laganas. There is an internal flight from Athens all year round.
In summer, the airports get busier and receive charters and low-cost flights from many European airports. There is also a small air company, Sky Express, that operates flights to Zakynthos from Kythira, Corfu, Kefalonia, and Aktion/Preveza.